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Old 12-03-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I just read this...

How to Break in Jeans | eHow.com

That is quite an elaborate process to make a pair of pants fit, seems kind of ridiculous. Anyone try it?
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I've always washed and dried jeans before I wear then to remove all the processing chemicals from them. I never "advance age" them since I want the maximum number of wearing's that "advance aging" will rob me off.

Does this method work? Yes, it will but you'll be buying news jeans sooner than you need to. Got extra money for jeans??
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Back in Melbourne.....home of road rage and aggression
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I've always washed and dried jeans before I wear then to remove all the processing chemicals from them. I never "advance age" them since I want the maximum number of wearing's that "advance aging" will rob me off.

Does this method work? Yes, it will but you'll be buying news jeans sooner than you need to. Got extra money for jeans??
Quite exactly, Tightwad. I don't see the point either. I always wash and dry (in a dryer) a new pair, because I hate the excess dye that rubs off onto everything, plus the way they feel and smell. P U.

Aside from that I don't find jeans that hard to "break in". Mine wear out faster than I'd like as it is!
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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I think that article must've been written for lol's. You probably wouldn't want to do that with $400 Japanese selvedge that's dry-cleaned to preserve the wrinkles & whiskering effects.

One method i've heard from some denimheads is to sleep with your jeans on for a couple months (as uncomfy as it may sound).
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I don't prewash anything.

I also try to make my denim last as long as possible.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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No, I kill them dead in several months. I do wash the starch and formaldrahyde out before I wear them.
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